Saturday, March 5, 2011

Party Time!

Marcella's official birthday is on March 8 but we celebrated with her school friends this past weekend.  This is the first time we have had a "friend party" and I was quite pleased with how smoothly it all went.  We reserved a room at our Island Oasis Rec Center, ordered pizzas, brought drink boxes and bottled water, had clementines and plums, and ordered two beautiful cakes from our friendly Tamimi grocery store.

The party's theme was "Fancy Nancy" and went from 10-1.  We spent the first hour doing crafts: making fancy bracelets, fancy critters, and fancy clips.  Then everyone played outside on the playground adjacent to the room, came in and ate, played some party games, and had cake.  About half of her class showed up including two very sweet boys, as well as Ms. Mary, her teacher.  We had specified there by no gifts but her teacher gave her the neatest gift cerftificate- a fancy manicure.  Ms. Mary said her daughter had received one as a gift and could not resist giving one to Marcella since the party was a Fancy Nancy party.  We will have so much fun at our local salon. 

I had planned for us to play about five different party games but we only played three: pop the balloons, red rover, and a game we called the Dress Up Relay.  The kids' favorite game was actually one we came up with before we popped the balloons.  Casey just made it up right then; it was basically making a balloon volcano and they wanted to do this over and over.  It was a very sweet bunch of children and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Marcella! It looks like fun... I hope you guys are having a blast!